My exciting new years: i told one group of people I was going to one party, and another group that I was going to another. Then I will stay home in my pyjamas. I actually ran into some people (damn! I got roped into politicking tomorrow) while I was picking up New Years essentials (peach juice, chocolate pudding and goram masala) and they were all....when I tried to excuse it as a potluck. I did however, see the campaign office, and it has a jacuzzi. For serious, it used to be a spa and massage parlor, which apparently closed under mysterious circumstances. Hopefully everything coming out of the spa/campaign office will get a happy ending.
I'm in the middle of Charlie Wilson's War, which is actually really good. I have a secret dirty crush on Tom Hanks (he looks like my uncle, ok. Everyone says so. But you know what, Tom Hanks is hot :( ) and on Amy Adams so I have to keep fanning myself so I won't be overcome. Atonement was also very awesome, even if Keira Knightly usually really really irritates me.
You guys, it's only quarter to seven and I ate so much I think I might throw up. But I still have so much more to eat. The horror. Wow, I'm priveleged. 2007 Roundup
Romantic Relationships: I went from being fraudulently accused of being sexually harassed at work (JM campaign, I was so not being passed over because I was a girl. Don't tell my boss I'm the victim before even talking to me about it, crazy volunteer. Christ, don't tell my MOTHER, EVER kthx), to being sexually harassed at work (pls don't be touching me there.) Sadly, that was about the extent of my romantic relationships.
Career: I went from crying so hard I cracked a rib (true story, I didn't know it could happen either) over losing a political campaign to being irritated when I won a political campaign because I hated the candidate so much (goddamn hippies. I hate the environment.) I realized that I have father issues with Michael Ignatieff. I referred to him as dad, once. It was uncomfortable. Working at air canada is better, because I don't get so personally involved, I think. The traveling is also very awesome - I need to get a list of where all you people live, so I can come show up at your doorsteps. Feel free to do the same. I'll buy cupcakes.
Friends: same old, same old. I see less and less of my old university friends. People keep getting married, which I am not able to deal with. Did you know that for every year a girl stays unmarried while in her 20's, her lifetime earnings go up by 10%? At this rate, I am going to be a billionaire.
I think I've posted more this year than I ever have before, combined :D I am kind of amazed that I have been in the same fandom for over three years, and have been kicking around fandom for like, a decade (oh dawson's creek message boards. I was thirteen and so adorable.) I read my flist every night, I'm just terrible about posting - mostly because I'm not the greatest writer - as shown by awful grammar and syntax, so it sometimes I feel a post sounds too forced and I delete it. But sometimes I just post when I'm drunk.
I love you people :D
I love my fic
too. I read a post by someone once, who said that they never reread their own fic. I reread mine all the time, it's kinda ridiculous. This year I wrote Springtime for Atlantis
, which I am so, so proud of - it's the longest thing I've ever written, and the first time I wrote something that I would actually read if it came up on the flist. I have real trouble writing fic where there's actual interaction between any of the characters (you'll note that usually, in fics written by Cait, that either John or Rodney is separated from the other) and so even if they only spend like, two scenes together, I didn't kill either of them (or anyone)
, for once. Which brings me to Stand on Guard
- basically my tale of woe over Ignatieff losing/my attempt to write a Rodney that wasn't dying of a terrible wasting disease
. Also, because I like disfiguring Chuck
and Lorne :( I think I'll go to Kavan Smith's house and tell him that I dream of ways to give Lorne a peg leg and an eyepatch. New Years resolution! *
With A Whimper got nominated for a mcshep award. It was my first fic that I actually spent time on, and I was so nervous about posting it last year. I still maintain that it's a comedy. 2008 Resolutions
Go back to school. I have to finish my goddamn degree. What will the world do without another Canadian Studies major?
Finish some of the fics I have languishing in my computer. Oh airport au, you ruin my interactions with pilots at work. Cait: SO ARE YOU HAVING A TORRID AFFAIR WITH A MECHANIC? PLS DESCRIBE.
Find some goddamn quality prison break het fanfic. I know you're out there, you sons of bitches.
Have Michael Ignatieff marry my mom and read me a bedtime story. What?
*You guys, I just realized that I kill a lot of people in fic. Which is odd, because if I read a fic where anyone I like gets killed, the fic goes on my shit list forever, and I lose the will to live.